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Mayo Chambers, a business group representing more than 4,000 Mayo businesses, has called for the rail line between Claremorris and Athenry to be reinstated for freight services to connect the county directly with Waterford, Cork, and Foynes ports.
One of the largest vintage rallies in the west of Ireland will be held in Mountbellew, this coming Sunday, July 26. From a small beginning 14 years ago, this vintage festival has grown dramatically over the years and now draws huge audiences from all over Ireland and many from overseas.
Willow Park housing estate in Athlone has been nominated by Westmeath County Council to participate in the All Island Competition Pride of Place.
Last Sunday President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina led the distinguished guests of St Patrick's Brass Band at the memorial concert for the band's late president and long serving member Tom Feeney. Mr Feeney, a native of Bohermore who passed away in December of last year, was deeply involved with the band and played a key role in the band's revival in the 1960s.
Described as “one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in the English language today,” John Banville will open The Lady Gregory - Yeats Autumn Gathering in September.
The RNLI held its annual presentation of awards at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin last Saturday where the charity presented 55 awards to volunteers, groups, and businesses from across the country that have made a significant contribution to the RNLI in Ireland.
There was plenty of shock on Wednesday evening when it was announced by the Connacht GAA Council that Hyde Park in Roscommon would be the venue for this year's Connacht Senior Football Championship final between Mayo and Sligo. All indications up to that point were that the game would be played in either Castlebar's Elverys MacHale Park or Galway's Pearse Stadium.
Home and away fixtures in a sporting context is an international concept, based on fairness and equity. It should not be something even up for discussion. If a team plays away one weekend, and has to play the same team six days later, they should surely, based on any loose interpretation of natural justice, be granted a home fixture.
Home and away fixtures in a sporting context is an international concept, based on fairness and equity. It should not be something even up for discussion.
For John Hosty from Shantalla, the ‘physical force’ movement originated some time before 1910 with the publication of The United Irishman, a newspaper which kept a lot of young people from following ‘the constitutional movement’. When the 1913 Oireachtas was held in Galway, Seán McDermott used the occasion to swear in a number of young Galwegians to the IRB, and from then on they did all they could against the Irish Party, including distributing anti-enlisting literature at all hours of the night.